The Moorland Course at Legends Golf and Resort is a P.B. Dye designed course, which was officially opened in 1990 amid much anticipation. Originally named one of the “Top 10 New Courses of 1990” and “America’s 50 Toughest Golf Courses” by Golf Digest, it also received 4.5 stars from the publication in 2007 and 2009 and has twice been named one of “America’s Top Golf Courses” by Zagat (2003, 2009). Updated TifEagle Bermuda grass was implemented on the greens not too long ago, and some of the undulations around the back end of every hole were slightly leveled as to improve playability for the average player. Still, few are going to mistake this course for being flat.
That is part of the test. Many of the holes bring blind shots into the equation. Add in waste bunkers, a bit of water and the aforementioned elevation changes, and the challenge is readily available for even some of the lowest-handicap players. Take the par-5, 537-yard No. 2, for instance. The hole tempts players to go for the big hit on the second shot hitting into the green, while those playing it safer opt for an elevated fairway just short and to the left of the green. No. 5, a 175-yard par 3, then tempts players to shoot for the pin. What many don’t know is an extreme slope from left to right will take most of those right off the edge of the green and into a waste bunker. The 245-yard Par 4 No. 16 is as potentially dangerous as any. The relatively short hole is protected by six bunkers, some of which can be described as severe.
The course is located just off U.S. 501, a major thoroughfare in and out of the heart of Myrtle Beach.
9 by Timothy - 02/01/2015
We played on an extremely breezy day making golf difficult on a difficult course. But this is a top course at Myrtle Beach. The starter got us early and with the breakfast and lunch deal, it's a great day. We'll be back.
10 by Marc (Embrun, ON) - 12/21/2014
7 by Gary (North Canton, OH) - 12/16/2014
Too hard for the average golfer no landing area.
5 by Ron (Warren, OH) - 12/07/2014
No clear definition from the tees where to hit a tee shot, and the greens were just as severe as the Heathlands.
8 by Brian (Upland, IN) - 11/30/2014
10 by Normand (St. Augustin de Desmaures, QC) - 11/24/2014
8 by Paul (Kitchener, ON) - 11/20/2014
We enjoyed it.
9 by Lynn (Bowmanville, ON) - 11/20/2014
Big Bertha and Hells Half Acre are one of a kind.
9 by Dave (Harrisburg, PA) - 11/13/2014
9 by Dean (Florence, KY) - 11/12/2014
Very difficult and unique course. Sometimes it was difficult to know where to hit the ball due to many blind shots. Course is long and par 3's are extremely long for par 3's. However, I enjoyed the course and would love to play it again.
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